CCECS offers summer writing workshops in July

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Date: Monday, June 2, 2014
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) is once again hosting Frances Kai-Hwa Wang for several popular and unique writing workshops in July.

“Dare to Dream: Write your way through reinvention” is part journaling, part business plan with short writing exercises, and is offered on July 12. “Ethical Wills: Writing a love letter to your family” is offered on July 19. Both classes will be held 9-5 p.m. in UCB 113. There is a $50 fee for each class.

Two workshop series are also offered: “Finding your Voice,” from July 8-22, 5-7 p.m., in UCB 113, and Kai-Hwa Wang’s most popular class, “Jumpstart Your Memoir,” from July 10-24, 5-7 p.m., UCB 113. Each workshop has three weekly sessions to help participants get started with short writing exercises, learn tips and tricks, including creating a space for writing, writing daily, reading aloud, taking chances with emotion, having fun with humor and flourishes, writing from the heart, cultivating consistency, and overcoming barriers. Each workshop series is $50.

Kai-Hwa Wang is a second-generation Chinese American from California who divides her time between Michigan and Hawaiʻi Island. She team-teaches courses on Asian Pacific American civil rights, history, film and media at University of Michigan and University of Michigan Dearborn. She also teaches writing and is a popular speaker on Asian Pacific American, multicultural, diversity, women's, social justice, and social media issues.

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